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‘By heart’

By John D. Pierce Unless a new employee has come to work, there is no need for me to verbalize my breakfast order. I’m a regular. My arrival signals the slicing of a whole grain bagel to be passed down to the panini maker — and the presentation of a coffee cup....

Who/what creates doubt about the Bible?

By John D. Pierce Most Americans still hold a pretty high view of the Bible. At least that’s what they say. More than half (54 percent) rated as “Bible engaged” or “Bible friendly” as opposed to 46 percent categorized as “Bible neutral” or “Bible skeptic,”...

‘That CBF’

By John D. Pierce A Baptist church near my home was without a pastor. A representative called to see if I might help during the transition. Some members, who once belonged to another church where I was interim pastor, sent them my way. And my calendar was surprisingly...

Where humor grows

By John D. Pierce Kathryn Hamrick, who wrote columns for several years for Baptists Today news journal and for three decades in local newspapers, has compiled nearly 100 of her approximately 1,250 columns into a book titled The Farmer’s Wife. During about half the...

Getting off course

By John D. Pierce Jordan Spieth’s final-round meltdown at the Masters yesterday is the top sports story today. In tragedies of all kinds, there is more emphasis on the one who lost than on the victor. It was a most unlikely happening for the 22-year-old seeking a rare...

Milepost 60

By John D. Pierce For many of my friends and me, this is the year we turn 60. It’s amazing how quickly one can go from Chocks (or Flintstones) to silver vitamins. Once upon a time 60 was old age. Those were the retired guys with eight and half fingers who helped us...

Beeting the food trends

By John D. Pierce Much of the food my family consumes now had no presence or even awareness in my childhood home: quinoa, orzo, sushi, kale to name just a few. Words, nor foods, like couscous, arugula, chipotle, fennel, pesto, feta, balsamic, mascarpone and gorgonzola...